I realized when posting this picture that some of my non-sewing friends might look at this and think, "Hmmm, it looks the same as before, what gives?"
The finished version has finished armhole bindings and fasteners. The previous version had raw armholes and was pinned onto Miss Acme.
Those armholes...PITA, I tell you! It took me 2 days to get them installed. I'm not sure exactly why these were so hard. Partly a function of that "well behaved" synthetic olive fabric that I praised in a previous post, I think. It didn't play well with me on the bias and became somewhat bulky. I'm also not totally sold on the pattern instructions for applying the bindings. The Sewing Workshop typically has great methods on its instruction sheets, but I found the technique given for the Mimosa was a bit fiddly. I'll try it again just to see how it works with a different fabric.
For the fasteners, I used big snaps instead of buttons and buttonholes, kind of a nod to current RTW trends. I'm not sure if the placement is exactly right, but I can always adjust later if I'm bugged. And the underlap peeking out at the bottom? Yes, it's supposed to be that way.
I'm looking forward to wearing this. It'll be fun and a little different. I need to find the olive tencel so I can make coordinating pants.